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Offline omega lambda

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Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:36:09 PM »
We're hosting our annual neighborhood Christmas Party and I usually make a holiday spiked punch sort of thing.  Last year, some new neighbors attended and they don't drink (and I was totally unprepared because everyone else does!), so this year, I wanted to make something that could be spirited or not.  I thought about making the punch/cocktail base but leaving out the champagne/prosecco/wine and having a bottle of sparkling cider available along with a bottle of champagne/prosecco etc and we can make our own drinks, spirited or not.

Any other suggestions?  Do you have a favorite cocktail/punch recipe that could be adapted this way?

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 02:54:20 PM »
Sounds like a very considerate thing to do.

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 03:13:37 PM »
I haven't made it yet, but plan to make this for a party, and just make a batch of the alternate recipe to serve in a pitcher alongside the punch bowl.

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/holiday_punch/

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 04:52:34 PM »
I haven't made it yet, but plan to make this for a party, and just make a batch of the alternate recipe to serve in a pitcher alongside the punch bowl.

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/holiday_punch/


Oooh, that one sounds good. 

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 06:26:28 PM »
What's the weather? If chilly I put hot cider with spices on the stove and rum on the side.

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 07:24:08 PM »
What's the weather? If chilly I put hot cider with spices on the stove and rum on the side.

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It will be cool outside, but warm inside.  I love spiced cider, but this group leans to wines and not any other liquors that I know of.  I found a sparkling cranberry orange punch that uses Grand Marnier and sparkling wine so I think I can make one regular recipe and one with sparkling cider and orange juice concentrate?

Still thinking on it though.

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 10:10:45 PM »
I have a really delicious and easy punch that I'm pretty sure I got here, possibly from witchy? It can be boozy or not. I made it for my SIL's bridal shower and drinkers and nondrinkers alike enjoyed it. Let me see if I can find it or if we can get witchy to tell you what to do. (Because even if I'm misremembering, I think it's a safe bet witchy has a good recipe anyway!)

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 10:14:09 PM »
Wow, it was in the first place I looked.


* 2 can frozen limeade concentrate
* 2 64 oz. bottle 100% juice cranberry juice (not cocktail) (add to taste)
* 4 limes, sliced into thin rounds
* 2 bottle tonic or seltzer water (add to taste)


I believe we spiked it as necessary with vodka, but champagne might be nice, too.
 
 
 

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 03:29:38 PM »
Oh, that looks yummy too!  I have everything but limeade, but that's easily rectified.

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 06:08:38 PM »
Wow, it was in the first place I looked.


* 2 can frozen limeade concentrate
* 2 64 oz. bottle 100% juice cranberry juice (not cocktail) (add to taste)
* 4 limes, sliced into thin rounds
* 2 bottle tonic or seltzer water (add to taste)


I believe we spiked it as necessary with vodka, but champagne might be nice, too.
 

yay!  i was going to post this, but you've already done so.

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
a friend of mine served a delicious punch at her xmas bash last year.  she rattled off the recipe to me, and i can't remember it at all!  but the name of it was quite distinctive, so i'm gonna go see if i can find it on the marvelous interwebs.
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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 06:15:08 PM »
oh, nevermind.  it's absolutely chock full of liquor!  i can't think of a way you'd substitute.

U.S.S. Richmond Punch

6  lemons
1 1⁄2 cup superfine sugar
2 cup strong-brewed black tea (use 2 teabags, 16 oz water)
2 cup dark Jamaican rum
2 cup VS or VSOP-grade Cognac
2 cup Ruby port
4 oz Grand Marnier
1500 ml soda water or Champagne

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 07:19:36 PM »
oh, nevermind.  it's absolutely chock full of liquor!  i can't think of a way you'd substitute.

U.S.S. Richmond Punch

6  lemons
1 1⁄2 cup superfine sugar
2 cup strong-brewed black tea (use 2 teabags, 16 oz water)
2 cup dark Jamaican rum
2 cup VS or VSOP-grade Cognac
2 cup Ruby port
4 oz Grand Marnier
1500 ml soda water or Champagne

I would love that!

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2017, 10:47:02 AM »
last year for New Year's we did a punch bowl of elderflower fizz, which could be mixed with vodka or gin as desired, but was good virgin too:

1 part elderflower cordial (we used Bottlegreen brand)
1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 parts soda water



our usual go-to holiday punch is white wine sangria, but I don't think it's possible to create a virgin version of that...

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Re: Holiday Party Cocktails/Punch
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 11:41:43 AM »
last year for New Year's we did a punch bowl of elderflower fizz, which could be mixed with vodka or gin as desired, but was good virgin too:

1 part elderflower cordial (we used Bottlegreen brand)
1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 parts soda water



our usual go-to holiday punch is white wine sangria, but I don't think it's possible to create a virgin version of that...

I love elderflower liquer, so I think I would really like this.

 

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